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Interview With Gene Roper Director of Golf Operations Leroy Springs and Company, Inc

Interview With Gene Roper Director of Golf Operations Leroy Springs and Company, Inc

A Light Hearted Golf Q & A Interview

By Brian Weis

Below is an interview with Gene Roper Director of Golf Operations Leroy Springs and Company, Inc

The following are a few traditional and non traditional golf centric questions that I love to ask influential people in the golf industry.

When did you start golfing and who introduced you do the game?
When I was about 12. My Father introduced me to the game.

What is your current home course?
I have four - Chester Golf CLub, Fort Mill Golf CLub, Lancaster Golf Club, and the Springfield Golf CLub. All are located in upstate South Carolina.

To date, what is your proudest golf accomplishment?
Winning the Springfield Senior Golf Club Championship.

What is your biggest golf pet peeve on or off the course?
Slow play.

What is your favorite club in your bag and why?
One of my Bobby Jones Hybrids. I have three of them. I love the way the clubs hit and I truly admire his accomplishments.

What is your favorite golf destination?

What course is on your bucket list that you have not played yet?
Old Course.

If you woke up tomorrow and could play one course you played before, where would you play?
Chambers Bay.

If you could change one aspect, rule or thing about golf, what would it be and why?
The OB rule. It's too penal. Would like to see it treated as a lateral hazzard.

Dream foursome (living)?
Tiger, Nicklaus, Palmer, Player.

Dream foursome (living or dead)?
Tiger, Jones, Nelson, Hogan.

18 Rapid Fire, Off The Cuff Questions

1) Hitting Long Drive OR Sinking Long Putt?
Long Drive.

2) Having Round of Life OR Hole in One?
Round of life.

3) Golfing at the crack of dawn OR twilight? Dawn.

4) Hit a power fade OR power draw?

5) Beverage cart OR halfway house?
Halfway house.

6) Bathroom OR bushes?

7) Hot dog OR wrap?

8) Around the green, being in sand OR thick rough?
Thick rough.

9) Walking OR riding?

10) Do you carry traditional 3 iron OR hybrid?

11) Do you prefer long par 3 OR long par 5?

12) Pants OR Shorts?

13) Palmer OR Nicklaus?

14) Beatles OR Elvis?

15) Play for fun OR play for money?

16) Bump and run OR flop shot?
Bump and run.

17) Lay up OR gamble?
Lay up.

18) 18 holes OR 36?

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About: Brian Weis

Brian Weis Brian Weis is the Publisher of, a network of golf travel and directory sites including,,,, etc. Professionally, Brian is a member of the Golf Writers Association of America (GWAA), International Network of Golf (ING), Golf Travel Writers of America (GTWA), International Golf Travel Writers Association (IGTWA) and The Society of Hickory Golfers (SoHG). In 2016, Brian won The Shaheen Cup, an award given to a golf travel writer by his peers.

All of his life, Brian has been around the game of golf. As a youngster, Brian competed at all levels in junior and high school golf. Brian had a zero chance for a college golf scholarship, so he worked on the grounds crew at West Bend Country Club to pay for his University of Wisconsin education. In his adult years, his passion for the game collided with his entrepreneurial spirit and in 2004 launched In 2007, the idea for a network of local golf directory sites formed and was born. Today, the network consists of a site in all 50 states supported by national sites like, and It is an understatement to say, Brian is passionate about promoting golf and golf travel on a local, regional, national and international level.

On the golf course, Brian is known as a fierce weekend warrior that fluctuates between a 5-9 handicap. With a soft fade, known as "The Weis Slice", and booming 300+ drives, he can blast it out of bounds with the best of them.

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